Maya Forbes’ Infinitely Polar Bear is a film of great love and heart. Many movies released nowadays are well-made, yet lack heart, so to find one like Infinitely Polar Bear is a rarity. –RoboApocalypse
The heartwarming Infinitely Polar Bear is now playing in select theaters (check show times). Starring Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers, Zodiac) and Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Words), Imogene Wolodarsky and Ashley Aufderheide, Infinitely Polar Bear is scored by The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty composer Theodore Shapiro and features the song “The Northern Line” by China Forbes of Pink Martini. With music curated lovingly by Randall Poster, music supervisor on last year’s Academy Award®-winning films Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel featuring music suitable for a 1970s-era family dramedy, the autobiographical story is based on director Maya Forbes and sister China Forbes’ childhood experience living with a manic-depressive father.
See film reviews and soundtrack details below.
|1.||Run Of The Mill (George Harrison)||2:51|
|2.||The Oogum Boogum Song (Brenton Wood)||2:33|
|3.||A Fool In Love (Ike & Tina Turner)||2:39|
|4.||Your Man (Jerry ‘Swamp Dogg’ Williams)||3:32|
|5.||Doomsday (Elvis Perkins in Dearland)||3:37|
|6.||The Northern Line (China Forbes)||3:57|
|7.||Your Long Journey (The Doc Watson Family)||2:35|
|8.||Down By The Riverside (Snooks Eaglin)||2:37|
|9.||Jonah, Come Out The Wilderness (Roaring Lion with Cyril Monrose String Orchestra)||2:39|
|10.||Amen (The Brentford Choir)||3:20|
|11.||Kung-Fu Picnic (Theodore Shapiro)||1:07|
|12.||Hole In The Floor (Theodore Shapiro)||1:37|
|13.||Depressed (Theodore Shapiro)||2:23|
|14.||The Pick-Up Game (Theodore Shapiro)||1:57|
Infinitely Polar Bear is Forbes’s life story about growing up with her fun, erratic, spontaneous, explosive, off-kilter, unpredictable, colorful father, Cameron, in the 1970s. The sum of these traits serves up a compassionate, nuanced portrait of bipolar disorder. –Psychology Today
And in addition to nabbing two strong actors for the movie, with Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana leading the story about a manic depressive man trying to raise his children and maintain his relationship with his wife, Forbes has also put together a soundtrack to match the moods and emotions conjured in her film. And one call she made was to her sister China Forbes, frontperson for Pink Martini. -Full story at IndieWIRE/The Playlist
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Parenting and mental illness collide in the upcoming dramedy “Infinitely Polar Bear,” a very personal story for the film’s writer/director Maya Forbes, who based it on her own life. And in addition to nabbing two strong actors for the movie, with Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana leading the story about a manic depressive man trying to raise his children and maintain his relationship with his wife, Forbes has also put together a soundtrack to match the moods and emotions conjured in her film. And one call she made was to her sister China Forbes, frontperson for Pink Martini. -Read the full story at IndieWIRE
A Sony Classic Pictures release, Paper Street Film and Park Pictures present, in association with Bad Robot and KGB Media, Infinitely Polar Bear opens in select theaters Friday, June 19 (check show times).